I had the pleasure of being able to interview author Richard Barrett about his book entitled ” The Values Driven Organization“. According to Richard values driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. So what are values-“they are the ideals and customs of a society toward which the people have an effective regard”.
So why should you care about making your company driven by its values. The reason is that values driven organizations have employee engagement levels that are significantly higher, and this equates to an earning of 3.9 times the earning per share compared with organization where employees have low engagement. Gallup recently conducted a survey about employee engagement and found that 29% of US employees were actively engaged, 55% were not engaged and 16% were actively disengaged. The cost to organization of this level of disengagement is about $17, 500 per employee.
So if you want do you have to do to improve the engagement of your employees : 1) make your baseline rewards sufficient and fair. 2) have a congenial working atmosphere 3) give your employees autonomy and freedom 4) give them opportunities to pursue mastery, learn and excel in their field of expertise. 5) allow them to work with purpose.
If you are interested in learning more about creating the best conditions in your organization to improve the performance and profitability of your company please listen to my interview with Richard Barrett one of the foremost experts on organizational and cultural transformation.
To learn more about Richard Barrett his company Values Centre please click here to be directed to his website.
I originally interviewed Catherine Nomura about 5 years ago about ” The Laws of Lifetime Growth” first edition. This new edition is revised and updated to meet with the changing times. If you know anything about Dan Sullivan the co-author of this book and the founder of “The Strategic Coach“, then you know that he is a true thought leader as is Catherine Nomura.
In my interview with Catherine we discuss the laws of lifetime growth which are designed to get the reader to shift their mindset. If you change your thinking, you can go from not growing to growing which they define in the book as making your future bigger than you past. The book consists of a series of laws, and here are just a few to wet your whistle:
Law #1- Always Make your future bigger than you past. We all need a vision, and if we are going to make our future bigger than our past, then having a strong vision is a must. Law # 6- Always make your enjoyment greater than you effort. Success doesn’t have to be hard-earned to be real! When you toil away at things that give you no pleasure, you deny a major source of energy, creativity and motivation. Law #10-Always make your questions bigger than your answers. Some people begin to think they have the answers with age, but all growth lies in the territory of the unknown. Embrace what you don’t know and challenge yourself to engage your curiosity.
If you are attempting to unlock your abilities, then “The Laws of Lifetime Growth’ is a must read. I encourage you to listen to our podcast together I am sure you will find that many of the laws we discuss will apply to you.
To learn more about Catherine Nomura please click here to be directed to her Linkedin profile, or click here to be taken to the Strategic Coach website. I hope you enjoy our interview.
I don’t think that there is an entrepreneur on the face of the planet that doesn’t understand the challenges of starting-up a new company. Most startups are faced with a myriad of issues, not to mention one of the biggest issues of finding capital to drive the new venture forward.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Hap Klopp the founder of North Face, about his new book entitled “Almost-12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream“. Our interview is a must listen too for those who are in business, and especially if you might be seeking funding for your new venture. His book tells the story about the issues that a company by the name of “Ardica” in the Silicon Valley had in finding funds, and the dynamics of the personalities working in the business. Hap, was the marketing director and was on the board of directors of Ardica. It is a wonderfully told story about a group of very bright engineers attempting to revolutionize the energy business, and in the process finding obstacles at almost every intersection partially due to the disfunction of the organization and the other as a result of a cash burn rate that was exceeding income.
I hope you will take the time to listen to this great interview with Hap Klopp about his new book “Almost-12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream.” If you want more information about Hap please click here to be linked to a great article from the Stanford Business School. You can also learn more about Ardica by clicking here to visit their website.
Collaboration is something that is the buzzword in today’s business world. Everyone is looking to collaborate and develop stronger strategic alliances that will result being greater innovation, profits and synergy. Most executives would like to find out the magic ingredients on how collaboration and strategic alliances are developed, nurtured and successfully implemented.
Author Martin Echavarria has studied how collaboration and strategic alliances are successfully developed and result in a positive synergy for all parties involved. In our interview together about his new book entitled ” Enabling Collaboration-Achieving Success Through Strategic Alliances and Partnership” he explains how any business can gain traction and better develop these all important relationships.
Martin states that certain key skills employed across the alliance development process are important regardless of alliance type. These skills consist of emotional intelligence, relationship intelligence, perspective taking, systems thinking, cognitive intelligence and somatic intelligence.
To learn more about successful collaboration and alliance development please listen to my interview with Martin. If you want to check out Martin’s website you can click here.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with Martin Echavarria the author of “Enabling Collaboration“
There is not a person working in business or starting a business that is not looking to find ways and techniques to become more productive. Most of us have heard David Allen and his process called Getting Things Done, and believe me this system if implemented and followed works wonderfully.
I recently was introduced to Ben Elijah the author of “The Productivity Habits“. Ben has been studying how we as human beings interact with information. In other words how we manage information as it comes across our transit.
In his new book “The Productivity Habits” you will learn ways to capture, process and use the right tools to organize and archive the information so is can be retrieved when you want it, where you want it and how you want it. As Ben writes ” Productivity is not about how much stuff you’re able to produce, how smart you’re able to work or your ability to juggle lots of spinning plates. Nor is it your ability to succeed at a job that you hate. Rather, it’s a matter of mastery and perspective. Mastery over yourself and your resources, and the perspective to decide what’s truly important to what deserves your attention.”
If you are feeling overwhelmed with your work and processing project after project, then you will want to read Ben’s new book “The Productivity Habits“. It is a simple read, as a matter of fact you can probably read it in one setting. The book is part of Lid Publishing series called Concise Advice for business people that are time bound.
Please check out Ben’s website and blog by clicking here, or visit his Twitter posts by clicking here. I hope you enjoy our interview together, and here is to you being more productive yet with more happiness in your life!!!!!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Bryan Kramer about his newest book, “Shareology-How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy.” In his book, Bryan talks about how to figure out what kind of sharer you are and how you can connect with others like you. He also tells us that you need to speak “human” to become a better sharer.
Bryan Kramer is a renowned global speaker, consultant and trainer. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders in the art and science of sharing, with over 300,ooo social fans and followers.
Find out more about Bryan Kramer and his book “Shareology-How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy” here. You can also follow Bryan on Twitter and Facebook.
In this interview, I had the pleasure of speaking with New York Times bestselling author, Tommy Spaulding. His newest book “The Heart Led Leader” is truly inspirational. Tommy writes about how every leader should have a leadership philosophy that they can follow on a daily basis. Spaulding believes that true leaders live and lead from the heart.
Tommy is the Founder and President of Spaulding Companies. He has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. In 2012, Tommy Spaulding was named by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as one of the 100 MOST FAVORITE SPEAKERS in the nation.
Learn more about Tommy Spaulding and “The Heart Led Leader” here. You can also follow Tommy on Facebook and Twitter.
This interview is with the remarkable Diana Rivenburgh on here most recent book “The New Corporate Facts of Life.” In this book, Diana can show business leaders how to seize and profit from the opportunities born every day in this new era of catalytic change. This book will arm readers with practical models and tools in order to rid your business of outdated and useless practices and to bring it up to speed with modern influences.
Diana Rivenburgh has 25+ years experience with organizational and leadership development, change, consulting and strategy creation. She has her M.S. in Positive Organizational Development and Change from Case Western Reserve University and her B.S. in Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology.
Learn more about Diana Rivenburgh at strategic-imperatives.com. You can also purchase “The New Corporate Facts of Life” here.
Recently I was able to talk with Larry Weidel, author of “Serial Winner.” In this very fascinating book, Larry talks about how he has learned from those who always seem to be winning at life. He takes us through the five basic actions of the Cycle of Winning: Move forward when you feel stuck, crush early doubts and give yourself the best shot of success, overcome obstacles to win anyway, maintain your mental toughness until you cross the finish line, and avoid the winner’s trap and use the momentum of each win to achieve the next.
Larry Weidel has worked in the financial services industry for many years. I think you will find his humor and good sense very appealing in “Serial Winner.” Purchase a copy here and you can learn more about Larry at weidelonwinning.com.